Friday, July 16, 2010

A Look Inside the Engine

Hello Everyone!

The front seal modification is finished.

Have a look.

The Blue stuff you see around the screw heads is Hylomar Universal Blue Sealant.

Perhaps I went a little overboard with the stuff but I'd rather have too much than not enough.

There is also a bead of the stuff under the mudshield.

Now I'm just waiting for the seal to arrive.

I thought I ordered it quit a while back but I guess I didn't. I ended up grabbing the wrong seal and ruined it.

As the good people at British Pacific said "Help is on the way." The new seal, plus a replacement for the ruined one, should be here next week.

I also opened up the engine in preparation of replacing the crankshaft rear oil seal.

My brother helped me flip the engine upside-down so it would be easier to remove the oil pan cover and the rear main bearing cap.

Now one would think that having sat for almost a year all the fluids would have drained out. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. As soon as we flipped it a lot of radiator fluid gushed out as well as the last of the oil. At least I had a lot of kitty litter!

There's the guts. Not too bad if I say so myself. Even my brother was surprised at how good the condition was.

We also checked for any slop in the connecting rod assemblies but found none.

The crank shaft next to the timing chain mechanism.

The section next to the the rear oil seal.

To the extreme left you can just see part of the rear main bearing cap.

Not sure what the numbers are for but I think they look to be '4 0 9'.

And here's the oil pump. This doesn't look too bad either and there wasn't anything stuck in the wire mesh.

Well, that's about it for now.

Till next time...

Larry ~

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